Chapter 18, Verse 45



स्वे स्वे कर्मण्यभिरतः संसिद्धिं लभते नरः । स्वकर्मनिरतः सिद्धिं यथा विन्दति तच्छृणु ॥४५॥

Transliteration

sve sve karmaṇy abhirataḥ saḿsiddhiḿ labhate naraḥ sva-karma-nirataḥ siddhiḿ yathā vindati tac chṛṇu

Word Meanings

sve sve — each his own; karmaṇi — work; abhirataḥ — following; saṁsiddhim — perfection; labhate — achieves; naraḥ — a man; sva-karma — in his own duty; nirataḥ — engaged; siddhim — perfection; yathā — as; vindati — attains; tat — that; śṛṇu — listen.

Translation

By fulfilling their duties, born of their innate qualities, human beings can attain perfection. Now hear from me how one can become perfect by discharging one’s prescribed duties.


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